Heathenishness Hea"then*ish*ness, n. The state or quality of being heathenish. ``The . . . heathenishness and profaneness of most playbooks.'' --Prynne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • heathenishness — hea·then·ish·ness …   English syllables

  • heathenishness — noun see heathenish …   Useful english dictionary

  • heathenish — heathenishly, adv. heathenishness, n. /hee dheuh nish/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to heathens: heathenish practices of idolatry. 2. like or befitting heathens; barbarous. [bef. 900; OE haethenisc. See HEATHEN, ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • heathenism — n. 1. Paganism, Gentilism. 2. Barbarism, savagery, cruelty, inhumanity, heathenishness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • heathenish — /ˈhiðənɪʃ/ (say heedhuhnish) adjective 1. relating to the heathen. 2. like or befitting the heathen; barbarous. –heathenishly, adverb –heathenishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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